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by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Spaces in paths & filenames
Replies: 45
Views: 4124

Re: Spaces in paths & filenames

Copper Bezel wrote:I don't know if this is a Bash thing, but I notice that if I type a leading quote mark, tab completion can include spaces. It'll handily close the quote before the slash and I can keep drilling down from there.


That's from the GNU readline library, which bash uses.
by shieldforyoureyes
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Planned obsolescence and the best computer ever
Replies: 10
Views: 4838

Re: Planned obsolescence and the best computer ever

Yeah, I *can't* hang peripherals off my BSD "x terminal" laptop.
by shieldforyoureyes
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Does anyone use the Vim HJKL cursor keys?
Replies: 77
Views: 93712

Re: Does anyone use the Vim HJKL cursor keys?

I know this bit of history has already been mention in this thread twice, but I was really excited to recently score an ADM-3a terminal, where vi's hjkl originates:

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by shieldforyoureyes
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Planned obsolescence and the best computer ever
Replies: 10
Views: 4838

Re: Planned obsolescence and the best computer ever

My main computer is a Sun server from 1999, so I certainly understand the impulse. The two things that have made me keep "the device on my desktop which I'm currently using as an x terminal" reasonably up to date are: decent display (24 bit color was a bit rare in the 90s, and resolutions ...
by shieldforyoureyes
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 161271

Re: Your last and next concert?

Napalm Death / Melvins / Melt-Banana tomorrow.
by shieldforyoureyes
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top Favorite Bands?
Replies: 13
Views: 10075

Re: Top Favorite Bands?

stopmadnessnow wrote:Spinal Tap and the Bonzos?


Nice. Neil Innes is amazing.

Bad News is also great, for anyone that likes Spinal Tap. (And of course, Spinal Tap's ancestry includes Lenny and the Squigtones, another great act.)

Two comedy jazz acts I like: Spike Jones and his City Slickers, and Helge Schneider.
by shieldforyoureyes
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: One Firewall to Rule Them All
Replies: 3
Views: 4875

Re: One Firewall to Rule Them All

Used pf on OpenBSD on Sun SPARC hardware for many years, recently switched over to Cisco 2800 / 3800 series routers.

Cisco IOS is weird, it took me a really long time to warm up to it, but I like it now.
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 103482

Re: Editors

Yes, it's intuitive, once you understand basic syntax. There's nothing to understand about random keymaps. It's like the creators of vi put a monkey in front of a typewriter and mapped the output to their list of commands. No, no - that's TECO. Seriously - check out TECO. It's HORRIFYING. TECO make...
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Not Equals
Replies: 91
Views: 55898

Re: Not Equals

Wildcard wrote:
shieldforyoureyes wrote:Shift-8, duh.

What the heck kind of keyboard is that?



Early 70s Tektronix vector graphics terminal. The weird characters are for APL.
by shieldforyoureyes
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What does it mean to you to love a band/musician?
Replies: 10
Views: 5008

Re: What does it mean to you to love a band/musician?

All of those except 2 & 4. I used to travel for shows a lot, not really anymore. (I once took the bus from Rhode Island to Virginia to see a show.) May I suggest: 8 - Do you edit their wikipedia page? I've occasionally made flyers for shows for bands I like, without any approval from whoever was...
by shieldforyoureyes
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 161271

Re: Your last and next concert?

Lightning Bolt & Melt-Banana last week (seperately). I saw Melt-Banana live some years back now.. it was a really memorable gig, lots of fun staging. Though, like, any noise rock runs the risk of at least one support act being too physically painful to watch. How were Lightning Bolt live? I'm a...
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat May 23, 2015 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 161271

Re: Your last and next concert?

Lightning Bolt & Melt-Banana last week (seperately). That's my two favorite bands in the world, so that was a good week.

Tonight - the Jobe/Redfearn ensemble: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KLKOqfbMGw
by shieldforyoureyes
Tue May 19, 2015 7:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 712932

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Ok, so I'm loitering outside a club, waiting for a show to start. Chatting with some guy, turns out to be a grad student in a technical bio field, so we have lots of stuff to talk about - science, math, computers, plus assorted underground music, la la la. After a while, the conversation wanders to ...
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9535
Views: 969749

Re: What are you listening to?

Kinoco Hotel - retro 60s chic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-u77l_AfL8
by shieldforyoureyes
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 285
Views: 130136

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

The best movie from 2014 that I've seen is "Haider". It's Hamlet, reset in Kashmir in the 90s, among muslim separatists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xakmvJ0WPa4
by shieldforyoureyes
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1508: “Operating Systems”
Replies: 83
Views: 14925

Re: 1508: “Operating Systems”

The DOS prompt is OK as an interactive shell [...] But as a scripting language, DOS batch files are a disaster. Huh. I think it's weird to make this distinction between interactive use and scripting. To me they are the same thing. Every day I type one-liners with complex pipelines, loops, and redir...
by shieldforyoureyes
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1508: “Operating Systems”
Replies: 83
Views: 14925

Re: 1508: “Operating Systems”

orthogon wrote:The DOS prompt is OK as an interactive shell,


I've always thought of DOS's COMMAND.COM as a parody of a CLI.
by shieldforyoureyes
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1508: “Operating Systems”
Replies: 83
Views: 14925

Re: 1508: “beehives”

I'd have to add: AppleDos: 1980-1998 VMS: 1988-1990 (yes, at home) AmigaOS: 1985-1999 Any other graybeards out there? Only used VMS at college. Ran RT-11 briefly at home, but not seriously... Main home computer: 1990 - Coherent (286 PC) 1991 - SVR3 (3B2) 1996 - Ultrix (VAXstation) 1998 - AIX (RS/60...
by shieldforyoureyes
Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Long-term longevity of computer hardware
Replies: 14
Views: 7467

Re: Long-term longevity of computer hardware

The only storage format I'm aware of that is definitely good for thousands of years, and is also trivially easy to build a reader for is mylar punched tape. Sort of like metal sheet punched cards, except you don't have to worry about the cards being in order after thousands of years... (and you can ...
by shieldforyoureyes
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 217
Views: 72790

Re: The Hobbit

mathmannix wrote:
PolakoVoador wrote:All in all, the first movie of this trilogy remains the best one in my opinion.


Is there a trilogy where this isn't true, other than the original Star Wars (and even that's debatable)?


Oooh - that's an interesting question.

The Mick Travis trilogy.
by shieldforyoureyes
Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Microtonal Music
Replies: 8
Views: 6533

Re: Microtonal Music

I had a 1/4-step fretted guitar custom built back in the early 90s. It was certainly interesting, but I never was really productive with it. On the rare occasion that I do anything musical these days, it's some sort of algorithmically-generated ambient/drone/harsh-noise for movie soundtrack, and I t...
by shieldforyoureyes
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Not Equals
Replies: 91
Views: 55898

Re: Not Equals

Shift-8, duh.

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by shieldforyoureyes
Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 712932

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

The important part is, "You Were In a Movie!" Are you any good? Who holds the CopyWrite? How long are you On Screen? Are you a Star or a Stand In? What ever possessed you to do such a thing? Ah, I'm a filmmaker too. My roommate needed to make some films because he wanted to apply to film ...
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 712932

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Ha! Great story.

I was at my Mom's house for xmas one year, reading a collection of James Baldwin essays. She noticed the book and casually mentioned that she met him at a party once in the 50s, and he was a very nice man. (!!!!!)
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 712932

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

A short film that I was in is being shown in a film fest this month. One of the members of the jury judging the films is... James Watson.

James Watson. Of "Watson & Crick" fame.

WTF.

(If I go, maybe I'll be able to meet him? Woo.)
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Judging Acting in Foreign Language Films
Replies: 14
Views: 3490

Re: Judging Acting in Foreign Language Films

Another difficulty in judging foreign films that I've noticed is that cultural references you don't get are very easy to mistake for absurdism.

I think the Russian sci-fi film Kin-Dza-Dza is a good example of this, but.... who knows?
by shieldforyoureyes
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 161271

Re: Your last and next concert?

by shieldforyoureyes
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Judging Acting in Foreign Language Films
Replies: 14
Views: 3490

Re: Judging Acting in Foreign Language Films

A great actor is obvious, even in another language. I suspect medium-to-good actors are a lot harder to judge without understanding their speach.
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Judging Acting in Foreign Language Films
Replies: 14
Views: 3490

Re: Judging Acting in Foreign Language Films

I think it's possible to judge acting in subtitled films, but not if they're dubbed.
by shieldforyoureyes
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 52982

Re: How to know you're truly old.

Watching Quadrophenia, Jimmy no longer seems cool. Jimmy is an annoying brat.
by shieldforyoureyes
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 30932

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

Bus & tag eventually got replaced by something that used fiber, right?
by shieldforyoureyes
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 30932

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

[...] The disk controller booted off of a read only 8 inch floppy drive. The disk controller was in a mainframe style cabinet sized so it would just barely fit into a Manhattan freight elevator. The cabinet was mostly empty, as the controller hardware was well under a cubic meter. Are you aware tha...
by shieldforyoureyes
Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 30932

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

Nooooo! Why is the fiber the only cable without a termination? It could be a SC/APC or even.. an E2000! Goddammit, it was my time to shine here. Ha, that was my first thought too. If one of the cables is "fiber", everything else (other than diesel, string, & pneumatic audio) could jus...
by shieldforyoureyes
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9535
Views: 969749

Re: What are you listening to?

by shieldforyoureyes
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 285
Views: 130136

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

A few films I think are vastly underrated, with trailer or clips: Tykho Moon (Noir sci-fi. Same director as Immortel, but about 1000x better.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ5zca3r-us Spirits of The Air, Gremlins of The Clouds (artsy post-apoc) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk8R-o__P6Q The Nine L...
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 349
Views: 177396

Re: Photography thread.

Experimenting with using microscope lenses on my dslr. This is one bit of core memory:

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by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 103482

Re: Editors

What bugs were you experiencing with vi? When scrolling(?) up and down, the text stays on screen, where there should be empty space. This has happened to me on my laptop (running an "xburst" MIPS clone cpu), so there may have been issues with that, and ssh-ing into a raspberry pi Sounds l...
by shieldforyoureyes
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 52982

Re: How to know you're truly old.

Some new compilers are beginning to refuse to acknowledge the version of my main language that I like to write. Bastards.
by shieldforyoureyes
Fri May 02, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"
Replies: 78
Views: 24068

Re: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"

"Runs custom blend of android and ios" reminds me of my dream machine, which is basically a mashup of late 90s Sun & SGI. I want sbus *and* xio, and Solaris runinng on R12000's, dammit.

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